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missing child case from our state. when we expect to learn new information about the erika parsons mystery. >> good morning, everyone. thanks for watching. we want to get right to our top story. it's all about the weather problems left behind in our viewing area from historic rain fall. >> yeah. the area we are focussing on are the sand hills. the record rain fall brought record flooding to the area, and because of that, cumberland county schools and fort bragg schools are two-hour delay as well as moore county schools. >> we do have team coverage of the flooding, cbs north carolina's justin is in --. >> details of any places that you need to avoid as well as a look at your morning commute. let's start with storm team meteorologist alyssa. you started with this rain yesterday. it really caused a lot of damage and a bit of a mess for people. >> yeah. a lot of heart ache down across the sand hills as this water
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the water is no longer rising, but there's still problems that could occur because the water is so high. look at this. flash flood warnings in effect where we are seeing these green boxes across portions of cumberland, harnette, hoke, and sampson counties. we are looking at the roads, lake near goodwin. there's a dam there. all of these are still in jeopardy as we head into today, and that water recedes. the cleanup could acal that's what they are watching closely through the national weather service. there's also a flood warning in effect because streets are still flooded in this area shaded in green, cumberland, hoke, and sampson counties. in some of those areas shaded in green, they received close to 10 inches of rain. thankfully, it is a much drier morning out there. just a stray shower across portions of person county. the forecast for the day ahead, still the chance for a few scattered showers and storms.
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around 82. your weekend forecast in just ten minutes. as the water continues to recede in cumberland county, the focus now turns to cleaning up and assessing the damage. >> that's right. we continue team coverage with cbs nk nshg's amy cutler live in fayetteville. amy, what are you seeing down there now? you've moved a bit. >> we have. we are by festival park on ray avenue. this entire water -- this entire area, i should say, where i'm standing was underwater just yester want to show you what the problem -- how the problem started here. it was cross creek back over there. you can see the water level is high now. that water moving at a good clip. that -- that creek back there flooded, bringing all of this water into this area, all of the soot on the groupd. give you an idea of the force of that water, you can see it brought down gates, grass, and dirt, the way that this is one of those areas that we were -- we've been monitoring closely.
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a dam that breached spring lakes mayor chris ratioing us the video of the dam at carver street state park saying the remaining trees that are there is what's keeping the rest of the dam in place. the lower little river crested thursday at just above 31 feet. that's considered major flood stage. it's expected to remain above flood stage until saturday -- until sunday afternoon, i should say. back out here live, we are expecting city officials to meet this morning damage, determine how best to clean it all up. we are going to continue to be out here and monitor the situation. i'll have another live update coming up in the next half hour. live in fayetteville, i'm ahi cutler, cbs north carolina. >> thank you. a great up-close look at what people are dealing with there this morning. parts received 4 to 5 inches of rain from those storms. today, the state transportation secretary and other officials will tour those flooded areas. begin on the tour on thompson road. that's where we find cbs north
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good morning, justin. >> good morning, russ. an up-close look at the damage here on thompson road for you this morning. you can see this is the area of thompson road that's causing all the problems. so obvious when you see it up close and in person this morning. the road washed out. you see the pipe down here. you still see some of the water that's causing the problems down here below mixed in with some of that pavement. but you -- this is much different than yesterday because it was several feet higher. i want to show you some video from yes better look at how much it's changed since then. thompson road near bun lev was hit especially hard. the street was cut into two. crews responded to an accident. a white pickup truck fell into the hole. the driver of the truck is in good condition, but the road could take time to repair. ncdot officials estimate it could take about two weeks. thompson road is expected to open in about a month. all this taking quite a bit of time. the transportation secretary will meet with the local dot
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see all of this in person himself. live in harnett county, justin, cbs north carolina. neighbors came together in hoke county to save their community from flood waters. a bridge that connects the lake county and hoke county was taken over by flood waters early yesterday afternoon. that road is privately owned. neighbors worked together creating a makeshift dam with tiers, stones, and a tarp to keep all that water at bay. however, after more than 12 still was worried about the dam breaking. >> right down here where they are, that's our concern. >> what is that? tell me what that is. >> the whole thing busting through because the earth can no longer -- this road can no longer hold back the water. if any more water comes down from the north, we are in trouble. >> that's our a.j. who was part of our live team coverage last night. the sheriff's office ended up closing the rock fish road area because state engineers said they were not confident that that dam would actually hold.
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downloading the cbs north carolina weather app. you'll get personalized alerts when watches and warnings are issued in your area and also submit photos and video from the weather happening right near you. just look for it. it's in your app store. we turn now to other news. tragic update to a story we have been following for years. investigators confirm the remains of missing rowan county teenager eriak parsons have been found. this case made national november in 2011 but not reported missing until july of 2013 by her adoptive brother. no one was ever charged in this case, and no signs of her remains were found anywhere near the rowan county home. the fbi confirmed her remains were found in chesterfield, south carolina, and had been transported back to rowan county. we do not know if any charges have been filed. the fbi says a news conference will happen some time next week. we do have extensive history of
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this case has been followed nationally. we do have reports of that. our sharon taswell covered that. you'll find that at wncn.com. good morning. happy friday. it's 5:37. i-440 at athens drive moving well. if you are traveling through the raleigh area prieth and early, we do have a crash out there near falls. take you right to it and show you. spring forest road is where it is, an area that is typically busy during the morning rush. so a head's up to you there. we do have road closures in harnett county, sofrp on road because of yesterday's flooding. also a bunch in fayetteville. manchester right near brag boulevard is closed off. again, this is due to yesterday's flooding. we have a list of the roads impacted on our web site. a look at our westbound drive times on 540 from u.s. 64 to glenwood avenue. 17 minutes there. 440 to wade avenue about 8.
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street. so nice not to have the wipers on this morning. >> all right. headlights are certainly up and at em. 5:37 in the morning right now, almost 38. up next. >> i did not rape her. >> a unc football player accused of sexual mri assaulting another student on campus is adamant about his nnsz. later on cbs north carolina, hear what his attorney say [music] >> dta through the gospel that you and i can be absolutely assured at what paul said when he said, "absent from the body, present with the lord." we don't have to fear death. it's through the gospel that our whole eternity has been changed.
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but only briefly through about 8 a.m. then we're back up to 71 by 59 this morning. so let's get to the radar. not a lot going on this morning. nowhere near the rain we were receiving yesterday, but you have to look really close and you can see an isolated shower or two across portions of person county, maybe a sprinkle or two just north of stem in portions of grandville county. the bigger picture, something impacting more of us is the fog this morning. visibility dropped to 5 raleigh and dunn. still close to a quarter mile in fayetteville. about a mile and a half in reford. less than a mile in pinehurst. remember, those areas, there are still flooded streets. make sure you are paying attention in using those headlights this morning. 69 at 8 a.m., 78 at noon today. a few storms this afternoon, high reechg 82. i will walk you through that weekend forecast ahead. let me tell you, it looks sunny coming up in your storm team forecast. right now, a 14-year-old is in jail expected in a south
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stories. >> record rain fall brought record flooding to the sand hills. because of that, cumberland county schools and fort bragg schools are closed today. hoke county schools and moore county schools are on two-hour delay. thousands of mourners gathered to pay their respects to the late leader. the 93-year-old died wednesday, two weeks after suffering a major stroke. the fbi will hold a news conference next week to offer
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missing north carolina teenager. officials say they found the remains of erika parsons in south carolina. she disappeared in 2011 but wasn't reported missing until two years later. thousands of commuters who travel in and out of hoboken, new jersey by train will have to find another way to get to work this morning. this comes as federal investigators begin to piece together what led to yesterday's deadly train accident. one woman died and more than a hundred people were hurt. hannah daniels has the latest from new jersey. >> str train. >> the historic hoboken terminal building remains closed to commuters this morning federal investigators work to recover event recorders from the mangled new jersey transit train inside. >> the canopy of the building is on top of the controlling car. additionally, because of the age of the building, there is the possibility of asbestos. >> witnesses say the train was traveling at a high speed when it slammed through a barrier and
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people started screaming. >> in the midst of the chaos, strangers stepped in to help the injured, including this pregnant woman. >> the bay si is fine, but the ceiling of the train fell on my head. >> 34-year-old fabiola, a wife and mother, was killed by debris from the crash as she stood on the platform. >> started off as a regular day for that poor woman and her family no longer has her so, yeah, it's kind of scary. >> questioning the train's engineer as they try to figure out just what went wrong. >> the engineer, thomas gallagher, was injured in the accident but released from the hospital yesterday. the 48-year-old had close to 20 years of experience as an engineer. >> he just loves -- i should say he loves his job. we're just so sad. so sad. >> officials will also be looking at whether positive train control could have prevented the incident. the automatic braking system deploys when trains run above the speed limit but had not yet
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hannah daniels, cbs news, hoboken. >> and officials will be reviewing video from the train's outward facing cameras. another accident occurred at the same train station on mother's day of 2011. 34 people were injured. the south carolina teenager who was accused of killing his father before opening fire at an elementary school in townville is expected to appear in court today. 6-year-old jacob hall is still in critical condition. two others, including a teacher, were shot. with stopping the 14-year-old suspected gunman. >> but we also believe that the teachers and staff of the townville elementary school who protected those children in the moments following those gunshots are heroes just as well. we also believe that the entire community of townville are also heroes for their support that they have shown to everyone involved. >> there is a go fund me page set up for jacob hall's family.
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site. that's wncn.com. a judge in orange county denied another motion put forward. the judge will allow blood tests, cell phone video, as well as dash cam video, and as well, autopsy pictures to be used in the case against the former unc student who was charged with driving drunk and killing three people last year. the trial is expected to start next week. first lady michelle obama will be in north carolina next week campaigning for hilary clinton. she has stops scheduled in raleigh and charlotte tuesday. focus on younger voters and lay out what's at stake in november. she'll also earn courage north carolinans to register to vote before the october 14th deadline. meanwhile, hilary clinton spept the day campaigning in swing state iowa yesterday where early voting kicked off. she'll be in the must-win state of ohio on monday also talking about early voting and her plans for the economy. donald trump campaigned in new hampshire yesterday. he's already preparing for his next debate, according to an e-mail sent to supporters. in that e-mail, he asked for
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focus on in order to win. well, we are not the only ones dealing with flooding issues this morning. so the virginia. several inches of rain fell in stafford. that's between richmond and washington dc. it washed out major highways, also forced schools to close for the day. we're seeing something so very similar here. >> yeah. down across the sand hills really hit hard yesterday, russ. let's take a look at some of the warnings that continue this morning. first, we'll start you off with a flood warning still in effect for pon harne tshste, sampson, and portions of hoke county. in some of these areas, they received close to 10 inches of rain yesterday. this will continue until 10:45 this evening. we also have flash flood warnings because of possible dam failures. look at this. everywhere we are seeing a green box this morning is where this continues for. we are looking at the roads, lake area near goodwin. long valley farm lake, all those have dams nearby that could possibly still fail as we head
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yesterday we talked a lot about the lower little river. this is still under a river flood warning until saturday at 7 a.m., an all-time record flooding happened yesterday. it crested actually at manchester right around 31 feet. still experiencing moderate flooding there. so let's go ahead and talk about what's happening this morning. the good news, well, we don't have to talk about a lot of rain. the bigger picture will show some of these scattered showers and storms filtering in fro very scattered in nature. not going to impact a lotover us. that's great news as you do start off your friday morning. let's get to the hour-by-hour forecast. 69 by 8 a.m. up to 78 at thoon today. a small chance for a shower in the morning and better chance for a few storms as we head into the afternoon. still, not anticipating the amount of rain that we received yesterday morning. so here we are in our future forecast, as isolated showers and storms throughout the morning into the afternoon hours. just keep the umbrella nearby.
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maybe sure you are checking with the school because iz eem sure the fields are in some poor shape from the rain that some of you received from the week before -- this week past. as we head into overnight tonight, though, some drier conditions certainly expected. as we head into our saturday, we'll start off dry, and we could see maybe a shower or two later in the day. most of us, though, not going to be impacted by that. so let's get to this. marginal risk for severe weather today. only for a few areas right along the virginiaor let's get to the latest on now hurricane matthew rapidly intensifying throughout the overnight. now, a category 2 hour cane. it's going to move to the west over the next day or so before taking a northerly turn late this weekend into early next week traveling very close to jamaica. could make land fall over cuba as a category 3 storm traveling through the bahamas as a category 2 hurricane, as we head towards wednesday. still pretty early to determine any impact on us. so 82 our high today in raleigh.
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overnight tonight will fall to near 62. those clouds breaking up a comfy night for us. we'll head into the weekend, 81 on saturday, most of us dry. 80 on sunday. as we head into early next week, 70s, closer to seasonal for this time of year. time is now 5:52. i'll send it back to alie, who has a check on the roads. good morning. i-540 moving pretty well. few more headlights out there than there were a few minutes ago. i-440 and lassiter mill rad i-40 at durham freeway, not too much to see on the traffic cameras. we are going the take this full and show you the maps and show you what is going on out there. we do have one crash you need to know about as you head through the raleigh area on falls and noose road, and that is on a busy area this time of morning. so head's up to you. if you are traveling, we'll get it to you right here. let's see. all right. spring forest road. heads up if you are traveling in that area. then we'll take you down to
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few days because of the flooding from yesterday, and if you are traveling through fayetteville, expect a lot of local roads to be flooded out, as well. we do know of one right now if you are traveling on manchester road -- well, you won't be able to travel on manchester road. that intersection is flooded out as well. look at your drive times. nothing out of the ordinary. new bern avenue to wade avenue going to take you about eight minutes there. i-540 at hillsboro street, very beginning. not much has changed. narrator: look up the facts on richard burr. the insurance industry gave richard burr's campaigns one-point-one million dollars. that's public record. and richard burr wrote a plan to privatize medicare. "new profits for private insurers would be as high as sixteen to twenty-six billion."
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a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered in information leading to an arrest of a nearly -- on june the 10th, the sheriff's office found dw ayne groer sr. and his son dead in a
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51-year-old and 18-year-old were shot e -- execution style, which proves they were the intended victims. the suspended unc football player charged in connection with an alenled rape at an on-campus apartment building insists he is innocent. he's facing misdemeanor charges of sexual assault and battery after robinson went public with the accusations earlier this month. after the court hearing, both he and his lawyer made i did not rape her. i did not rape her. >> one of her friends said if you didn't know her, you wouldn't have known she was tipsy. she's a very good drinker, her friends have said. so how would allen, who had just met her, know she was incapacitated, if that turns out to be what her claim is? >> the next court date is set for december 5th.
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justice. a raleigh man is facing charges after investigators say he broke into a school bus at west millbrook middle school. yesterday morning, investigators say weston jones tried to get away from them but after two foot chases and a search by a k-9, officers arrested the 23-year-old. the school bus was not in working order but was used for stoshlg. the president and first lady welcomed our u.s. olympic athletes to the white house. president obama honored both olympic and paraolymic team speaking to accomplishments by all of them, but especially simone biles. he recognized the female athletes and says they owned rio and serve as a great example to his two young daughters. >> you see that video there. >> it's funny. >> see the big difference in height there. >> no doubt about it. time right now is 5:57. severe flooding causing major problems through our viewing area.
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split in two. coming up on our next half hour, who is touring that area
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north carolina news at 6:00 starts now. >> hello. good morning. thanks for watching cbs north carolina news. >> good morning to you. i'm sitting in for stefan chase. we have team coverage this morning. >> justin is live in harnett county where some roads are washed amy cutler is keeping eyes out for problems. first, let's check with a look at your weather and traffic. >> hey, good morning, guys. good morning to you at home as well. want to start you off with some of the warnings still in effect this morning. first, we have a flash flood warning in effect for areas in these green boxes. that's still because we are watching several dams in that area. the first dam is at roads lake near the goodwin area. third one at long valley farm

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